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Do any states provide legal authority for administrative agents to perform official state actions when they are “not working”?

Context: A state OSHA compliance officer drives onto private property in an unmarked vehicle, exits their vehicle, announces "who's in charge?", then states that they are "not working"; that they just ...
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Can a plaintiff sue a party that would be foreseeably be impleaded by defendant

E.g. in an agency situation, where the causes of action arise from the defendant's agent's negligence/fraud, can the plaintiff directly sue both the defendant-principal & his agent? Since the ...
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Can the broker-agent of a landlord be construed as party to a leasing contract? [NY]

The leasing contract bears the broker's name, under "broker", and not as a signatory. Is there an agency law ground (or some other) to make the contract enforceable against the broker (given no ...
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Is it legal and what are liabilities for a freelancer/contractor to be responsible for employees and equipment?

This is in India. If the bosses of a startup go out of state on business purposes, would they legally be able to delegate responsibility of their office premises to a freelancer who is there to build ...
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Exceptions to vicarious liability

I know that the employer of an independent contractor cannot be held liable for negligence of the contractor under vicarious liability, but are there any other such situations where the employer would ...